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Obituaries » Lucy Ellen Thompson

Lucy Ellen Thompson, 79, of Centreville, passed away October 6, 2017, surrounded by her loving family and in the thoughts and prayers of numerous relatives and countless friends.

She was born September 2, 1938, at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C., to the late Elizabeth Tatum Hastings and Arthur Loren Hastings.

She married Robert Arthur Thompson on September 23, 1955, and together they reared three children. She lived in Arlington for 73 years before moving to Centreville to be closer to her children and grandchildren.

She graduated from Washington-Lee High School in Arlington and earned an associate’s degree in interior design from Northern Virginia Community College. Mrs. Thompson worked as an interior designer and antiques dealer for many years, most recently at Fox Den Antiques in Warrenton. She was very active in Community United Methodist Church as a Sunday school teacher, Youth Group leader and choir member.

Mrs. Thompson was a very involved citizen in her community and was actively engaged in the lives of her children and grandchildren. She loved history and had an insatiable appetitive for learning more about her own family history to include the Weaver, Wilhoit, Gaar, Blankenbaker, James, Hume and Tatum families. Mrs. Thompson was also active in the Germanna Foundation, which honors the historic heritage of the Germanna colonists and their descendants.

Her husband, Robert Arthur Thompson Sr., died September 26, 1999.

Survivors include her three children, Shirley Lynn Thompson and husband Stacy Reed, Ginger Thompson Cahoon and husband Robert and Robert Arthur Thompson Jr., and six grandchildren, Arthur Scott Thompson, Sarah Ashley Thompson, Rachel Elizabeth Cahoon, Mitchell Coleman Thompson, Robert Wayne Cahoon and Henry James Thompson.

A celebration of Mrs. Thompson’s life will be held at noon Saturday, October 28, at Community United Methodist Church, 1701 N. Bryan St., Arlington, Va. 22201. A reception will follow the service. A graveside service and interment will be held at Culpeper National Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community United Methodist Church in Arlington, Walker’s United Methodist Church, 7402 Orange Road, Orange, Va. 22960, or the American Cancer Society.
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